The Democrats are being irresponsible and poor stewards of public monies with their $900 billion healthcare reform legislation but that doesn't give Republicans in the Senate the justification to obstruct legitimate cost cutting in Medicare as their behavior in the Senate Finance committee demonstrates. For the last ten years it has often been spoken of in public discussions in America that the current Medicare program is not sustainable, you have the baby boom generation retiring so the beneficiary rolls of the program are going to significantly increase and the revenue in the program isn't sufficient to sustain the program. To this problem, it has always been the Republican Party line that the country needs to cut the fat out of the Medicare program that is a big part of the Medicare solution, this was the platform of George W. Bush and John McCain. Now that the Democrats in the Senate are trying to do this, cut the wasteful spending in Medicare, Republicans in the Chamber are proclaiming Democrats are cutting seniors' Medicare's benefits, necessary health care services will be taken from these seniors. They are playing to America's seniors fears, they know this voting block, the seniors voting block, is an important voting block and they are trying to take advantage ignoring the important work Democrats are trying to do here. This Republican behavior is American politics at its worse. Let us hope that a few Republican senators will have an experience of conscience and help lead the Republican Party to stop this disgraceful behavior.